EU lawmakers' flew to the moon and back 29 times!

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London, May 30 (ANI): Believe it or not, Brussels politicians have clocked up more than 14million air miles, which the equivalent of flying to the moon and back 29 times.

The new study - based on EU documents - by the Open Europe think-tank shows Members of the European parliament ( MEPs) have spent 4.7 million pounds on official trips since 2004.

That is on top of the 91,163 pounds annually that each gets for "normal" travel expenses.

According to a News of The World report, their tough jobs have taken them to paradise spots such as the Maldives and the Caribbean, staying in top hotels with time off for sightseeing.

Britain's Glenys Kinnock is queen of the jetsetters, topping the list by travelling a whopping 143,000 miles, costing taxpayers almost 60,000 pounds.

Lady Kinnock quit last year, but not before she had jetted off to the likes of St Lucia, Barbados and the Seychelles.

Brit Euro MPs Robert Evans, James Nicholson and Nirj Deva took them to the Maldives via Sri Lanka. (ANI)

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